For public radio fans (i.e., huge nerds), pledge drive season is the worst. No matter how self-effacingly Ira Glass asks for money, pledge drives still invoke an intense mixture of guilt and boredom in the public radio listener, an existential push-and-pull between "Wow, I should really drop a couple bucks on this programming I so enjoy" versus "I haven't had an extra $20 since the seventh grade, when the Bar Mitzvah money stopped coming in. Please just go back to Morning Edition."
Screenshot via WNYC Studio 360 Host Kurt Andersen narrates drunk WNYC listener Zack Poitras' deep thoughts
This year, WNYC tried something a little different for their pledge drive messages. They made them drunk. Real drunk.More »